Bus from Imphal to Mandalay

Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh announced on Monday that an Imphal-Mandalay bus service would be introduced soon.

Opening a two-day inter-regional media interaction programme between journalists of Myanmar and India here, he said the Centre has sought an opinion of the Manipur government regarding a proposal made by Myanmar to start the bus service by a private party. Earlier, Myanmar had conveyed its desire to the Centre that the bus service be operated by a private party.

Biren Singh said his government has already intimated the Centre that Manipur has no objection to the proposal made by Myanmar . He said the state government is working to decide whether the service is to be provided either by the Manipur State Transport or by a private bus service. He said during his recent visit to Myanmar, he was approached by people of that country to construct a rest house here for Myanmarese people on Bodhgaya pilgrimage.


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